Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a sticky business, whether it’s on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, chewing gum eventually turns into a dark smudge on your concrete. But before then, visitors and clients walking into a store or office will walk on it and track it in all over the carpets and mats. Then it is forced deep into the carpet fibers and into the porous surface of concrete or asphalt, just waiting for someone to step in it again, to track it somewhere else in your building.
We are proud to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Smithtown NY. Find more information about our methods below:
The best methods of removing gum from concrete usually depends on how long the gum has been stuck there and level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the chewing gum was left recently and it has not penetrated the surface, we might be able to remove it by covering it with ice until it freezes, then scraping the gum off with a putty knife.
The ice forces the gum to freeze into a workable substance compared to a warm and stringy mess. Once the chewing gum is frozen, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper right under the gum. After that we slide the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the whole piece should peel right off the concrete.
The above process is only possible with brand new gum.
When we remove chewing gum that is already black, or is smashed deep down into the concrete surface, we use a hot water power washer with the heat dialed up to 200 Degrees in order to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal, we don’t use high pressure because that will sometimes ruin the surface of the concrete!
Our team never uses more pressure than needed to clean commercial concrete. These surfaces can be destroyed a lot easier than most people think, especially if they’re only 1-2 years old. Concrete can need up to 100 years to cure. That is why we always use hot water and the least amount of pressure possible for our professional gum removal service.
To completely remove chewing gum from parking lots and other commercial surfaces we use custom designed hot water pressure washing tools and professional-grade soaps and detergents that enable us to effectively clean the surface without resulting in any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water pressure washers and low pressure, we are able to safely remove gum and dirt all while protecting the surface. Our method will also destroy bacteria and viruses that are found in gum.
By hiring Smithtown Pressure Washing for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your property, your commercial property will have better curb appeal and all gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also prevent damage to carpets and flooring while making your storefront more welcoming to customers.
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